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    Default Fitting full Duplon

    I have a set of rods that have abbreviated handles on them and is like to get them changed over to Full Duplon instead, is it possible to do this without stripping the entire butt section down?

    Anyone recommend a good rod builder who could do this? Any idea of price?
    Wriggle Wriggle..............

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    You can buy parallel duplon which is more suit to bottom end re builds, tackle box sell these along with people like blanks & guides ( google )

    Never done it myself but have read that you can do it without removing the reel seat, you just need to measure your blank diameter and buy the right bore size duplon.
    All I want to do is do it ........ big girls big girls

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    To refit a handle - cork or duplon - you must have access to the areas where you are going to put it!

    Between the reel seat and butt - remove all lower than the reel seat.

    Above the reel seat - remove the butt ring and re-whip??? Unless you split the duplon and wrap & glue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olly1 View Post
    To refit a handle - cork or duplon - you must have access to the areas where you are going to put it!

    Between the reel seat and butt - remove all lower than the reel seat.

    Above the reel seat - remove the butt ring and re-whip??? Unless you split the duplon and wrap & glue?
    Yes, the butt guide should be removed, then anything above the seat, then the seat, then remaining duplon.
    Then start at the bottom, put your duplon handle on first, then reel seat, then duplon collar then re whip butt guide.

    If you can get it, use Hypalon instead of duplon, it's much more durable and hard wearing.

    If you dont fancy the above, cut the old duplon off the bottom, leaving everything else in tact.
    Get some full length shrink wrap, apply it, the fit a new butt cap.

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